Friends of the pod Jamie Weinstein and Will Rahn talk with Matt about who is likely to come out ahead of the GOP primary debate, and whether the debate will move the needle. They also discuss Donald Trump’s “counterprogramming” with Tucker Carlson, and whether the media should be harder on Joe Biden for his handling of the Maui wildfires.
With the death of Robbie Robertson, the chief composer and lead guitarist for the Band, I thought this was a good time to revisit my 2021 talk with Jonathan Taplin, who was tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band. Taplin shares many stories, including a good one about Robbie Robertson and a hypnotist. (This episode originally aired on April 29, 2021.)
Crisis management executive Evan Nierman talks with Matt about his new book, The Cancel Culture Curse: From Rage to Redemption in a World Gone Mad.
Friends of the pod, Will Rahn and Jamie Weinstein return to discuss whether Donald Trump already has the GOP nomination locked up. Then, they stick around to discuss whether we are slowly being lulled into a war with China.
In a wide-ranging conversation, David Frum, staff writer for The Atlantic and author of “Trumpocalypse,” talks with Matt Lewis about the potential indictment of Donald Trump, Trump’s violent rhetoric, Ron DeSantis’s recent performance, the controversy over The David statue, the short-lived banking crisis, TikTok, ChatGPT, trouble brewing in Mexico, and more!
Matthew Continetti is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). During this conversation, he discusses his new book, The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism. (Originally broadcast in April of 2022.)